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New York Times, Monday, October 3, 1955

Author:
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Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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All atwitter. : AGOG
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Branch of the U. S. N. : USMC
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Creator of the decimal system for libraries. : DEWEY
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Soap, in pharmacy. : SAPO
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Eastern ruler. : SHAH
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Began. : AROSE
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Goldfish in Disney's "Pinocchio." : CLEO
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Former Met star, Lucrezia ___. : BORI
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Devilfish. : MANTA
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Scarce items. : HENSTEETH
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Daisylike flower. : ASTER
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Unit of work. : ERG
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___ Vegas. : LAS
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Play by Chayevsky. : MARTY
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Vegetables. : CHICKPEAS
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Pigmentary layer of the eye. : UVEA
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Compete. : VIE
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Loss of appetite: Med. : ASITIA
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Go through, as data. : SIFT
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Leered. : OGLED
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Exploit. : GEST
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Operatic heroine. : ISEULT
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Feminine suffix. : ESS
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Author Gardner. : ERLE
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Voracious sea bird. : CORMORANT
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Studied hard: Slang. : BONED
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Insect. : BEE
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Solder ingredient. : TIN
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G. B. and T. E. : SHAWS
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Locksley in "Ivanhoe." : ROBINHOOD
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Central point. : PIVOT
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Economist Smith. : ADAM
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Symphony instrument. : OBOE
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Look ___! (hurry!). : ALIVE
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Spare. : TIRE
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Little Caroline. : LINA
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Fido's friend. : ROVER
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Tips. : ENDS
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Author of "The Nazarene." : ASCH
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Outburst, as of laughter. : GALE
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Golf tournament. : OPEN
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Former star of the Harlem Globetrotters. : GOOSETATUM
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Member of a Turkish tribe in Asia. : USBEG
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Brogue. : SHOE
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Place of public sale. : MART
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Province of China. : CHIHLI
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Table linens. : DAMASKS
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Times. : ERAS
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Habit or custom. : WONT
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Italian noble family. : ESTE
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Dollar-a-___ man. : YEAR
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Effort. : TRY
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Schools: Abbr. : ACADS
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One of the arts. : MUSIC
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Dispatch boat. : AVISO
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Submit for decision. : REFER
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A smoke: Colloq. : CIG
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Trojan woman. : HELEN
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Part of a desk. : PIGEONHOLE
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Forever: Poet. : ETERN
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Usher's domain. : AISLE
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Filled to the brim. : SATED
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A ___ santé. : VOTRE
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Part of i. e. : EST
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___ thermidor. : LOBSTER
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Fill with carbon dioxide. : AERATE
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Storage place. : BIN
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London paper. : TIMES
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Coast Guard woman. : SPAR
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Hawaiian port. : HILO
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Part of the name of a city in Israel. : AVIV
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Made cloth. : WOVE
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One-eyed god. : ODIN
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Celtic singer. : BARD
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Item on the op. ed. page. : OBIT
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O'Neill's daughter. : OONA
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An indefinite quantity. : DEAL

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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